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“Some Big Pictures From the 80’s” by Fran Noel @ the Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Some Big Pictures From the 80’s a photography exhibition by Fran Noel.  The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery November 1 – 12.  There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, November 3rd from 5 – 7 pm.


Some Big Pictures from the 80’s: A unique collection of artwork featuring eclectic recycled materials, vivid colors, dramatic interplay between two and three dimensions, and a very mysterious narrative. The exhibition involves an attempt to warp space and create illusions without darkroom manipulation. Fran’s idea was to reduce three dimensions of the “real world” into two dimensions within a photograph. Something you just have to see to realize.

Fran received his Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado in 1965.  He has received numerous Visual Artists Fellowships and Grants to assist with his work and research and has taught at different universities, including Montana State University. Fran has been published in many different publications and has work displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, sixteen colleges, and many private institutions.

The Exit Gallery is a student organized art gallery which hosts seven two week exhibits per semester as well as other arts events. It is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

“Satori” by Krista Busacker @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Satori by Krista Busacker, an exhibit based on line and its transformation from conception to execution.  The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery October 18th-29th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, October 20th from 5pm to 7pm.

Krista received her Bacheolor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Northwest Missouri State University in 2008 and is currently working on receiving her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting here at Montana State University.  In 2007 Krista had the opportunity to study abroad in Belgium while taking classes in Painting and Lithography.  She has been shown in numerous exhibits in Missouri, Montana and Tennessee and has also had the opportunity to show her work in Belgium while abroad.

Satori is an exhibit showing the “line located at the threshold of its transformation from conception to execution and conveys all the sensitivity of the hand and body from which it came.”  The works become a tool of understanding, as the use of recognizable material, along with elements of weight, rhythm, shadow and texture to allow for an act of immediacy.  Her work factors in a modernists mentality, an attention to aesthetic and the idea that each piece is maintaining a direct experience of reality to the viewer.  “Here there are no absolute certainties, but rather in its place, a probing innocence.”

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

Roosts: Photographs by Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Roosts, a series of photographs by Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale about slowing down and taking the opportunity to enjoy the spaces in between. “To notice things, pay attention and appreciate whatever there is.” The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery October 4th-15th. There will be a free public reception on Monday, October 4th from 5-7pm. The Exit Gallery is located in SUB 212 on the MSU campus. For more info call 994.1828.

Exit Gallery: call for submissions

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email exhibits@montana.edu. Applications are due December 15, 2010.

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2010 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email exhibits@montana.edu. Applications are due December 15, 2009.

Chasing a Notion of Home: Photo Study by Michael Spencer

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Chasing a Notion of Home, a collection of photos by Michael Spencer. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery September 20 – October 1. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, September 22nd, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

As both a student of architecture and a photographer, Michael Spencer has always attempted to explore the notion of home and place through design and photography. It is his hope that we gain a better understanding of the tangible and intangible elements of a space that all people experience on a daily basis. This study led him to Nairobi, Kenya where he lived and photographed for nine weeks this past fall.

Nairobi is everything that modern day Bozeman, Montana is not. It is urban, it is informal, and it is perhaps most expressively a place of flux. Such a place is representative of the way that over half of the world’s populations now live. Commonly referred to as “third world” or “emerging” cities, these quasi- urban landscapes create a notion of home which is worlds apart from that found in the idyllic mountain towns of the Rockies and indeed quite different from the notion of home found throughout all of the “first world”. These cities are overflowing with hope, patience, and determination. Michael wanted his work to explore a cross section of living spaces in Nairobi, the way in which they are built, and the many physical, emotional, and political issues which surround them.

For more info call 994.1828. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

LatitudeLongitude: International Photographs by MSU Students

The Exit Gallery presents Latitude Longitude, a juried international photography exhibition by MSU students. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery September 7 – 17. There will be a free public artist reception on Friday September 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

In conjunction with the 2010 Freshman Convocation, the Exit Gallery is hosting a photography contest for MSU students who have traveled internationally. Eighteen photos were selected from a large group of impressive entries. Kevin Connolly, this year’s convocation speaker, international photographer and author of “Double Take”, will attend the reception to present awards to the three top entries.

The event is sponsored by ASMSU Campus Entertainment, MSU Leadership Institute and Office of International Programs. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

Faces @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits presents the FACES project, a visual display of strength and healing. The exhibit will be showing in the gallery April 19-30. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday April 21, 5-7 pm.

The FACES project is designed to raise awareness about sexual violence in the Bozeman community as well as celebrate the strength of all survivors. Breaking silence is paramount and this project is designed to provide survivors the opportunity to share their stories and strength with others through words and images. Black and white portraits of survivors are displayed alongside their writings.

The reception will be in conjunction with the TAKE BACK THE NIGHT speak out/march (SUB room 233, 6pm) and the ROCK AGAINST RAPE concert (Baxter Ballroom, 7:30 pm)!

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

Life with Wings: Mixed Media Paintings by Mika Holtzinger

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Life with Wings, a collection of paintings by Mika Holtzinger. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery April 5 – April 16. There will be a free public artist reception on Thursday, April 15, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The images Mika creates celebrate the beauty of nature, as well as the decay of it, observing the interconnectedness of living things and the laws that govern them. Mika strives to make artwork which inspires people to more intricately bond with their environment, in hopes of forming a deeper appreciation for their surroundings.

Mika Holtzinger studied at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy before earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wichita State University in Kansas. While completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Oregon, Mika became enchanted by the natural beauty of the West and her painting became more intensely focused on wildlife and the natural world. During this time Mika gained an appreciation for the value of making art in the community while performance painting with musicians, poets and actors. She has been on stage with  KRS-ONE, Anthony B and Steve Kimock, just to name a few. Mika recently moved to Montana, the ideal place to build a long lasting home and further her focus of nature-inspired painting. Please visit www.mikaholtzinger.com to learn more about Mika and her work.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Exit Gallery Call for Entries!

The Exit Gallery is now accepting applications for exhibits during the Fall 2010 semester. If accepted, you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo exhibition with paid advertising and reception. This is a unique and highly visible opportunity to exhibit your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. Applications are available in the Exit Gallery and ASMSU office or by e-mailing asmsuexhibits@montana.edu. Applications are due Monday, July 12th, 2010.

Noah Massey paintings @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Empyrean, a collection of paintings by Noah Massey. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery March 22nd – April 1. There will be a free public artist reception on Thursday, March 25th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Utilizing contemporary graffiti styles and items of modern fashion, the paintings draw a comparison between modern existence and that of the beatified who lived from the 2nd to 11th centuries . The paintings create a psychological space that is abundant with pain but free of panic, the place where decisions of fate and faith are made. It is Noah’s desire to create paintings that seduce the viewer into believing that impossible challenges and trials can be overcome, even by the weakest of us.

Noah is a Montana-born painter who recently established a studio practice east of Bozeman. In 2009 Noah received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her fascination with religious art and art history deepened and became incorporated with her studio work. As a teacher Noah emphasizes the need for familiarity with the chemistry of a non-toxic painting process and rigorous study of classical painting techniques. She is actively involved with mentoring young artists in both Montana and Wisconsin, as well as exhibiting her own work on a national level.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!